"Shopping in Langkawi competes with the pristine beaches and vast mountains as the best reasons to visit this tropical island. Under its duty-free status, the island has a large concentration of shopping malls and retail outlets that stock in-demand items from all over the world. From cigarettes, liquor and chocolates to luggage, apparel, perfumes, and cooking utensils, Langkawi has become a favourite holiday destination among Malaysians as well as foreign tourists."
Shopping - Langkawi
Langkawi is a duty-free shopping haven, which offers an attractive range of local and imported goods for those who want something
special and cheap. Most of the island's shopping establishments can be found in and around Kuah.
A good place to start one's shopping spree is the modern Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall, which consists of 100 retail lots, housed in a 2-storey building.
Its anchor tenant, the Samudra Duty Free Department Store, stocks a wide selection of items such as perfumes and fragrances, cosmetics, leather wear, sports gear, ladies' accessories, confectionery, liquor and cigarettes The other shopping outlets to check out in Kuah is the Langkawi Duty Free (M) Sdn. Bhd and the Saga Shopping Centre. The former sells a range of duty free items and the latter a variety of imported kitchenware and household appliances, clothing, luggage, confectionery and assorted goods.
There are also other shops where shoppers can browse for bargains and perhaps pick up some local items. The Teow Soon Huat
Parade in Pokok Assam just outside the town is another shopping outlet which is worthwhile exploring.
Visitors to the Langkawi Underwater World at Pantai Cenang should not miss the one Shopping Paradise Duty Free Centre housed within the same complex.
The wide range of items on sale include cigarette, liquor, cosmetics, watches, fashion ware, jewellery, confectionery and batik.
Another popular shopping stops especially for visitors departing Langkawi by ferry is the Jetty Point Duty Free Complex, a 5-minute taxi ride from Kuah.
Teow Soon Huat Parade
Here, there is also an attractive range of duty free items available including ladies and men's apparel and bric-a-brac. Among the many choices for shoppers include souvenir items such as pewter, handicraft, batik, crystals and glassware. Others include confectionery, liquor, silk fabrics, perfumes and fragrances, cosmetics, shoes and seafood items.
Visitors are allowed to bring back to the mainland one bottle of liquor and one carton of cigarettes after staying at least 48 hours on the island.
Minyak Gamat Minyak Gamat is made from air gamat, literally translated as "sea-slug juice", or by its more palatable title of "sea-cucumber juice". Locals believe in its healing qualities curing a number of ailments. As strange as this may sound, air gamat is also used as a vitality and virility tonic when mixed with other traditional herbs like tongkat ail, the famed rainforest root.
Gifts and Household products Souvenir and gift shops can be found near the Jetty Point Duty Free Complex where items range from coconut to marble products. Most of them are well-crafted and affordable but not all of them are produced locally. Products from neighbouring Thailand and Indonesia are also widely sold here, probably to be passed off as "native products".
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Vivanta by Taj - Rebak Island Resort
This luxurious property near Langkawi is located in a secluded spot on 389 acres of land on the privately-owned Rebak Island. Langkawi is about 5 kilometers away. The resort is well equipped and the timber villas are set in clusters across the beautiful gardens. The resort offers airport transfers, full business facilities, and a meeting room that can accommodate up to 100 persons. Also featured is the only fully-equipped marina in Malaysia, complemented by a range of yacht services and facilities. Other on-site services and facilities include Internet access, laundry, car rentals, a library, and a lounge. For dining, there are a number of restaurants as well as the option of 24-hour, in-room dining. All in all, Vivanta by Taj - Rebak Island Resort is a brilliant place of stay.